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Well, as you can see, I've started with the arm. This puppy has reduction gears, driven by a stepper motor. I'm planning to power the forearm with metal gear servos. Of course with slight modifications to the segment ratios, this is also going to be the legs of my robot.
I need more steppers and…Continue
Check out what Harry and I have been working on in the 3D printing group.
We're designing air foils that can be 3D printed.
Check out this discussion to get the Blender CAD files, and for more details:Continue
Still in the works, but can't resist putting some pictures up.
Key features are:
Interesting these folks are able to obtain permission to use a drone for a commercial endeavour, or did they?
This appears to be filmed in the US, so the FAA rules, should be applying to them too, right?
Those of us in the North Country, are very familiar with the shape and mess that we have to clean up every year. Yes the venerable maple seed. Lockheed has found a way to turn this into a military drone. Way to go, Lockheed!
This design seems familiar, very much like Jack Crossfire's Marcy mono-wing.…Continue
Looks like a clone/unbranded DJI 550 frame from HK is avilable for $17.99. Seems like a good price. I just ordered one. Hope the quality is good. Will update everyone, when I get it.
BIG NOTE: It looks like this frame does not have the PDB(Power Distribution Board) built in. I actually like this better, since that…Continue
I'm thinking seriously about getting a CNC. Been browsing on Ebay. Mostly these China made 3020 cnc machines are popping up, and they all seem to be relatively well priced. Just thought I'd get some opinions from members on any actual experience on these. Also any…Continue
Ok, I can honestly say, that I would never even attempt this with Arducopter.
Check out the AeroQuad website, if you're interested in learning more.
This is a pretty large quadcopter. I wonder what flight controller they are using. Would it be great if we can get Arductoper branding on this? Definitely need custom code for the heavy lifting.
Yee haw! Save your money boys and girls. Looks like Iran may be going into the flight controller business soon. Once commercialized, the RQ-170 based flight controller should outperform DJI, and Arducopter. Maybe even give Mikrokopter a run for its money.
Looks like the folks at HobbyKing has fully embraced the Multicopter revolution. To that end, they've created a contest for 2012, the goal of which is to lift our favourite beverages, BEER! They don't say whether the beer cans need to be full or empty. I think the goal is to lift as much weight as possible. So there may be the obvious incentive of lifting many…Continue
Ok, so the heading is a little misleading. By UAV, Lockheed probably means Umanned Aquatic Vehicle. They're planning to offer this UAV for sale in late 2012. But, seriously, maybe we all need to get out of the air and into the water. Is there such a thing as FSA (Federal Submarine Authority) or does Transport Canada have regulations for submarine…Continue
Just hot of the Youtube, a PI Tuning guide from Kaptein KUK, the inventor of the KKMulticopter Board. I'm not sure what board he's actually using for this tutorial, since the KK Board doesn't have PI tuning, but just using simple potentiometers for adjusting gyro gain.
The concepts are…Continue
CANADA IS NUMBER ONE IN NORTH AMERICA!
Figure 12-2 Work Plan
Well folks after some browsing I've discovered that Canada is the current leader in terms of regulations of commercial use UAVs in North America. Whereas the US President has just recently signed…Continue
Experimental Momentum Cancelling Turned On
In the above flight, Arducopter 2.3 is being used with stock PID, basically no tuning at all. The INSTANT_PWM, is enabled. The propellers are not balanced, and nicked up, from rough flying. The framed use is my…Continue
Latest Progress from the Folks at the GRASP Lab
Would love to see what flight control algorithm they're using on these things.
Great picture of the infrared lamps, at the end of the video:…Continue
Firefly Mark One Flies in TREX Configuration. It's like a Space Odyssey!
As you can see above the 3D printed frame project has advanced one more step. I have fitted the 3D printed hub with 4 cut down TREX 450 (12mm) tail booms. It's being flow in Stability Mode. Just a note on cutting the…Continue